The good-old mechanical hard drive is not quite dead yet. SSDs will probably never beat it in one area, namely cost per GB. Recent developments from Seagate may cement this advantage, since the company has come up with a new technology that significantly increases the storage density from about 600Mbit per square inch to 1Tbit.
Hard drive prices went through the roof after flooding in Thailand a couple of months ago, but now they appear to be on the decline again. Unfortunately, warranty periods are also declining for many of the most popular models from Western Digital and Seagate.
The storage giant Seagate is taking over Samsung’s hard drive division and initiates a partnership with the Korean company in current SSD, hybrid storage and flash memory technology. The rumor that Samsung withdraws from the hard drive market were just confirmed in an official press release stating that Seagate takes over the operations in exchange […]
The critically acclaimed SSD/HDD hybrid Momentus XT from Seagate – a combination of a 7,200rpm hard drive and 4GB of SLC NAND flash – that we mentioned a while back appears to be stuck with some teething problems. Seagate has received a lot of complaints from users of the Momentus XT for reasons including excessive […]
The first hybrid drives that came out a few years ago didn’t offer much of a performance boost. Now Seagate is trying again to give us the best of both worlds with its new Momentus XT, a roomy 500GB 2.5-inch hybrid drive with 4GB of SLC NAND flash for laptops for less than $150, and […]